The World Mime Organization commenced its activities on March 22, 2011, coinciding with the birthday of French artist Marceau. Since 2017, it has collaborated with the International Theatre Institute (ITI) to form a physical theatre group. Marceau visited Iran in 1973, performing some of his most exquisite theatrical pieces, including his famous character ‘Bip the Clown,’ at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.
The organization holds specialized mime conferences and combined conferences (encompassing mime and other performing arts). Annually, the international body collaborates with theater centers worldwide to provide workshops and masterclasses, offering training to aspiring mime artists.
Member countries of WMO span four continents, with the organization headquartered in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.